Comic Strip identifies talented and gifted teams by their ability to make “unusual connections.” Comic Strip is the perfect team-building event which is very similar to our Directors Cut movie making on an iPad. From planning to production, except you are making a comic book and not a movie. This innovative comic strip event will inspire everyone to approach creativity in new ways.
Comic Strip Team Creativity events start with teams planning and writing stories following a sequence of ideas given by all team members. Armed with digital camera teams depart from the hotel and take photographs related to their stories. Participants then return and use an iPad provided by us to import and edit their comic strip. Adding captions and word balloons are very easy using the drag and drop method.
Comic Strip Team Creativity Goals
Our Comic Strip team building event is ideal for organisations that want to enhance their conferences with specific topics and allow their members to participate by filling the blanks with their own experience, opinions and solutions.
- A great visual Representation of Knowledge
- Engaging through thinking, creating and writing.
- Help organisations through storytelling and storyboarding
- Using visual images to convey the meaning of a story or topic
- Develops creative and higher-level thought processes
- Develops composition techniques through visual-verbal connections
Comic Strip Ideas For The Event
Tell a story, a day at work, a new identity or even teamwork are just a few ideas for your comic strip. How about using your client reviews or even about your organisation. The challenging part is making these images interesting and to tell a story.
Making Your Comic Strips
Once you have decided what you want to publish your next step is to create the storyline. This will be the foundation to your comic so planning is important. You then need to decide on your format, how many rows and panels. All the rows should be the same width and height although you can change the number of rows.
Don’t add too much text and limit the number of text balloons to make it easy to read and enjoy. Make sure the text is always the same size as the speech bubble.
Publishing Your Comics
Our comic strips are made to fit a4 size paper so you can easily print them. We use the format PDF which is the easiest way to share and publish online to a website or even FaceBook.
Comic Strip Templates to Get You Started
Comic strip templates are a set of pre-drawn panels which is usually a single frame in a multiple-panel sequence. There are many free templates available online with big frames, shaded panels and margins. Whatever template you decide to use will have an impact on your comic.
Comic Strip Maker Apps.
A comic strip app makes creating your comic so much easier! Our favourites are ‘Comic Strip – Comic Maker’ available in the Apple App Store. It supports various layouts and you can easily add stickers, text bubbles, titles, font, colours and much more. Comic Maker creates a professional look to your comic and supports even JEPG photos.
Features of a Comic Strip
Your comic strip is a series of images set in a sequence using words and symbols to tell a story. They are short stories and are mostly published in magazines and newspapers. The panels are used to arrange the story before adding speech bubbles which translates the text into speech.
The speech bubbles are usually linked to the character by a small tail. Different kinds of bubbles convey mood and the way a character is speaking e.g. a jagged speech bubble usually means the character is shouting. Parts of the story can be explained by adding text into small panels within panels.
A History of Comics
Believe it or not, comics can be traced back to Rome and the Egyptian hieroglyphs. When the printing press was first introduced during the 17th century some of the earliest comics were satirised caricature on social and political life. The first comic magazine was called The Glasgow Looking Glass, published in 1826.
The industry took off in the 1920s targeting children with The Beano and The Dandy. The superhero comics we all know and love today started with Superman in the late 30s The Marvel Universe has suggested that there are now 32,000 comics for 70 years (1939-2009).
If you are interested in this creative team building activity, why not contact us today for a quotation. We can deliver team building events from as little as 10 pax to large groups of 100+.
**Images will be provided with our logo in the bottom right corner. Should you wish not to have our logo there would be a small fee for the use of our professional photographers**
Quotations are inclusive of:
iPads, editing software, colour printer, transportation during the shoot (if required), prize for each winning team member, consultants, MC, professional photographer and all materials and design.